Pat Utomi

Pat Utomi, Political Economist and Professor of Entrepreneurship is Founder and CEO of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL). A fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and founding Senior Faculty of the Lagos Business School-Pan Atlantic University, and Chairman and Chief Executive of the Integrated Produce City (IPC),as well as Executive Vice Chairman of SmartCity Lagos, a joint holding with Dubai Holdings by SmartCity Dubai. He serves on the Africa Board of leading global professional service firm, Deloitte and was Director of The Centre for Applied Economics at the Lagos Business School. He has served in Senior positions in government, as an Adviser to the President of Nigeria; the Private Sector, as Chief Operating Officer for Volkswagen of Nigeria, and in academia. He is the author of several Management and Public Policy books including the Award Winning Managing Uncertainty: Competition and Strategy in Emerging Economies, 1998 and the 2006 book “Why Nations are Poor” as well as The Art of Leading, 2016, Chairman of PAFTRAC the Pan African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee sponsored by AU and Afrexim Bank. He has passionately pursued the building of a viable opposition political party in Nigeria and transparent, accountable government. He was a candidate for President of Nigeria in 2007 and 2011. He is a man of faith and family who is widely traveled through all the continents of the world. He has visited more than eighty countries.

Books by Pat Utomi

why not?

It is not the best of times to be a Nigerian. In 2018, both a Brookings Institution study and one from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation projection provided evidence that Nigeria had become the most miserable place to be human on earth. Yet in that same year, political primaries showed no measure of reflecting an effort to find leaders that could tackle the myriad of problems that confront what was once a country of promise. The pattern was of a criminal hijack of the bigger political parties and growing new fascism in which the complete domination of others in impunity that beggars belief was the norm. An ambivalent educated middle class, by action, and inaction, had become complicit in 21st-century slavery generally directed by conmen wearing the toga of the politician. All of these present a grave danger that the Nigerian state could degenerate into a criminal enterprise. What does this mean for citizens and the future of political parties? With evidence from a run for Governor, leading Political Economist and Professor of Entrepreneurship examines the inner bowels of this present darkness.


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